Our Leadership

Everyday people doing amazing things, every day.

We are Central Alaskan Yup’ik. The meaning for Yup’ik is translated as “real people”.

Our people not only believe in our purpose but are also excited to be a part of our unique team. We look for passion, a positive attitude, emotional intelligence, and high integrity in all our prospective employees.

Our formula for success is simple — everyday people do great things— for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people.

Historic Akiak

The Economic Inspiration

Because it’s personal. 

Sharon Hamer, Yup’ik, Co-founder

Enrolled Akiak Native Community Tribal Member

Board Member | President of Akiak Technology | President of Akiak Facility Systems 



Akiak will always be home. Sharon’s mother is Carol (Casey) Langlois who was born in Anchorage and raised in Bethel, Alaska. Her grandmother on her mother’s side is Lucy Kawagley from Akiak, and whose great grandparents are Wassily Kawagley and Martha Gilila from Akiak.  Her family includes two adult children and two grandchildren. Sharon is married to Kevin Hamer, and spends her time between Bethel, Alaska and Alexandria, Virginia.  


The Economic Engine 

We mean business.

Akiak Holdings is an independent holding company this is led by this incredible group of dedicated, proven leaders: 


Chief executive officer

Steven blankenship

chief administrative officer (CAO)

Patrick Crovo

Chief growth and strategy officer (CGSO)

olivia henry, Yup’ik, BSN, RN

business operations manager

Alaska Office

PO Box 863, Bethel, AK 99559

[email protected]


Alexandria Offices

4850 Eisenhower Ave, Suite 419

Alexandria, VA 22304


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